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Let’s Go Local: Blue Lagoon Cruise Packages In Popular Demand

Summer Series cruises to the Yasawas for Christmas, New Year, and January have all been sold out.
14 Nov 2020 12:01
Let’s Go Local: Blue Lagoon Cruise Packages In Popular Demand

There has been a lot of demand for Blue Lagoon Cruises five package deals.

It marks good news for the company which suspended operations in March 2020, following COVID-19.

Cruise services would commence from December 11, said general manager Fiji and Asian sales, Loretta St Julian‑Ooms.

“There’s been a good uptake for the local special, which is over 65 per cent discount on normal rates,” she said.

“We are pleased to have five locals cruises scheduled from mid-December onwards.

“Summer Series cruises to the Yasawas for Christmas, New Year, and January have all been sold out,” she said.

“Packages are valued at $1650 a cabin Rates on three nights cruise are reduced by at least $2960 a cabin,” Ms St Julian-Ooms said.

Guests can however, encouraged to capitalise on the remaining cruises:

  • January cruise two, which departs January 11, and returns January 14.
  • December cruise departure: December 17, and returns December 20.

“With so much demand for these Summer Series, we have added a fifth departure date on December 17, 2020,” Ms St Julian-Ooms said.

Blue Lagoon Cruises operates one vessel, M.V. Fiji Princess, with a three-night cruise, which allows guests to enjoy close to 65 per cent off regular cruise rates.

“Our small ship cruise includes all meals, and a range of amazing activities on and off our small ship, including plenty of time spent ashore each day soaking up the sun,” Ms St Julian-Ooms said.

From left: Blue Lagoon Cruises chief executive officer Brad Rutherford and Captain Jitoko Gonevakarua

From left: Blue Lagoon Cruises chief executive officer Brad Rutherford and Captain Jitoko Gonevakarua

Turning 70

Blue Lagoon Cruises turned 70 this year, marking the occasion with a cocktail on board at Port Denarau.

“At the 70th birthday celebration, Lance Millar – a descendant of Captain Claude Millar – spoke fondly of his families’ involvement in the company,” said Ms St Julian-Ooms.

“We also had a number of specialty cruises planned to mark the occasion throughout 2020 which have now been postponed and will likely be rescheduled in 2021.”

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INCLUSIONS ON THE THREE NIGHTS CRUISEON BOARD THE MV FIJI PRINCESS:

  • All meals.
  • A Blue Lagoon Cruises branded gift of a stylish beach tote per cabin and a sulu per person.
  • Daily experiences and plenty of time to relax onshore in the island chain.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available twice a day within the main dining area offering cappuccino, espresso, flat white, long black and hot chocolate.
  •  All scheduled cruise entertainment.
  • Free Wi-Fi located in the lounge bar and outdoor deck areas when in Wi-Fi range.
  •  Premium coffee pod machines in every cabin offering a selection of complimentary tea and coffee.
  •  Use of snorkeling gear, kayaks and all shipboard facilities, including
Swim with reef sharks.

Swim with reef sharks.

BLUE LAGOON CRUISES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Snorkel with reef sharks.
  • Visit to the Sawa-I-lau caves.
  • Traditional Fijian lovo and meke.
  • Plenty of time on shore at Nanuya Lailai, their private beach.
  • Snorkel at Drawaqa Island, one of the best snorkelling locations in the Yasawa Islands.
  • Movie under the stars.
  • Themed dinners
  • Plenty of beach and swimming time.

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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